SFA at San Francisco Food + Farm Film Fest

Gifts from the Good Land, a film by SFA’s Pihakis Filmmaker Ava Lowrey, will screen this weekend at San Francisco’s fifth annual Food + Farm Film Fest.

Meet Charles Phan, SFA Symposium Chef

Born in Da Lat, Vietnam, Phan and his family left Vietnam and relocated to Guam after the war ended in 1975. From Guam, they went to San Francisco, where Charles attended high school and studied architecture at UC-Berkeley. With ten members in the family and parents working full-time, Charles quickly became the cook for every … Continued

Women at Work: The Tamale Edition

Even though Alicia Villanueva is from Mexico and Elizabeth Scott is from Mississippi, their stories are similar. They are women who are achieving the American Dream, working for themselves, making a good living for their families, and selling tamales.

Amy’s Notebook: Talking Up Strangers

Swan Oyster Depot – San Francisco, CA Photo by Amy Evans via Instagram As the SFA’s lead oral historian, Amy Evans gathers the stories of Southern food. Each week she takes us behind the scenes of her work. Oral historians are an interesting lot. We spend our time in the field, recording the stories of strangers. … Continued